§ Sir Trevor Skeet
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his reply of 31 October,Official Report, columns 554–55, if he will take measures to alleviate congestion in the town of Bedford prior to the completion of its bypass.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Construction of the Bedford bypass is scheduled to start in 1990. This is subject to completion of statutory procedures. Measures to alleviate traffic congestion in the town have been carried out in recent years. There is little scope for further improvement prior to the completion of the bypass.